Leptospira PCR - urine/whole blood

Test Name: Diagnostic Section: Fee:
Leptospira spp Real-Time PCR
Molecular Diagnostics $32.50 *
Species: Set up days: Turn Around Time:
All Species (exc. primates) M, Tu, W, Th, F 1-3 days
Specimen Requirements:    
Urine 5-10 ml (as fresh as possible to prevent degradation of Leptospira organism)
EDTA whole blood 2-4 ml
Collection Protocol:    
Refrigerate - Do not allow urine or blood to freeze.
Shipping Requirements:    
Refrigerated, leak proof containers.  Overnight shipping recommended 
Additional Information:    
The Leptospira spp Real-Time PCR assay can detect Leptospira species in blood during the acute phase of the infection, usually during the first week prior to seroconversion.  Detection in urine is usually 7-14 days post infection, and it may or may not be detected in the blood at this time.  We recommend testing both blood and urine due to variations in shedding.  * Fee is $32.50 each for the first 2 tests, each additional test at the same time is $22.50 per test.  Discount applies to samples submitted at the same time - same owner - per accession.